A lot has changed since we started watching “The Simpsons“, but one thing’s for sure – nothing is going to change Homer’s love for Marge, even after nearly 3 decades of marriage.
It is, perhaps, the reason why the interwebs freaked out when multiple sites reported that our beloved TV couple were breaking up in the upcoming 27th season of “The Simpsons”. We were in shock and disbelief too, until the couple themselves took the matter into their own hands, clarifying that their love for each other are “as solid as rock”.
Earlier this month, the show’s executive producer, Al Jean told Variety in an exclusive interview that one of the major plot points for the new season is Springfield’s power couple (aka Homer and Marge) splitting.
He was quoted as saying:
In the premiere, it’s discovered after all the years Homer has narcolepsy and it’s an incredible strain on the marriage. Homer and Marge legally separate, and Homer falls in love with his pharmacist, who’s voiced by Lena Dunham. We’ll have cameos from the other women from “Girls”. We have an episode coming up where Lisa befriends a homeless woman who turns out to be an incredible singer. The woman’s voiced by Kate McKinnon, but the singing is done by Natalie Maines.
His comments have, of course, been misinterpreted online as various media outlets began reporting the couple’s split, claiming that they would be breaking up for good.
The separation rumour began to blow out of proportion, causing Homer and Marge’s only son, Bart Simpson, to set the record straight by debunking the rumour on the show’s official Twitter account:
— TheSimpsons (@TheSimpsons) June 10, 2015
Yes, Homer and Marge have been divorced before, but the show typically ends with both of them sorting out their differences.
The split that may or may not occur in the upcoming season of the show could also be happening in a dream/nightmare, as Al Jean mentioned that Homer will discover that he has narcolepsy, a chronic sleep disorder that causes overwhelming sleepiness. Thus, this event will occur in one episode only.
The executive producer has also taken to Twitter to address the separation rumour:
— Al Jean (@AlJean) June 10, 2015
And as if that wasn’t enough to prove the rumours are untrue, the show released a short video, where Homer and Marge themselves cleared up the “baseless rumours” that emerged since Al Jean’s interview with Variety.
Sitting in lush pink chairs, Marge explained that “the story was first reported on CNN” before it spread all over the world. Homer seemed clueless at first, but later chided the news outlets for not covering more important things like LeBron’s junk. He then added, “Now listen here. Margie and I are solid as a rock. I mean, if she didn’t dump me when I nearly slept with the doughnut lady…”
Marge immediately cut him off, warning that he shouldn’t talk about that matter in front of the whole world. Homer got down on one knee to apologise and proclaim his love to her, but Maggie who was dressed as cupid accidentally shot her dad in the eye with the plunger arrow.
Well, it’s good to know they are still going to be together in the 27th season of “The Simpsons”. Not to mention, there are a lot of things we are looking forward to see in the new season.
In case you haven’t heard, the new season will feature Bart getting murdered, which will only happen in a Halloween episode that will take place outside the show’s continuity. Homer’s beloved Spider-Pig, a fan-favourite character from “The Simpsons Movie”, will also make a special appearance in the show.
“The Simpsons” will return for its 27th season in the Fall on Fox.